|2007 ATP-WTA Tour Pacific Life Open
- At The Indian Wells Tennis Garden
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Wells, Sunday - In a shocking turn of events, Guillermo Canas (ARG), ranked
on the ATP Tour, stopped Roger Federer (SUI) 7-5, 6-2. Federer,
arguably the greatest player ever, struggled with a slight
foot injury. Mostly, it was the player across the
net that caused the pain.
the ball around and returned Federer's strokes with precision
and forced errors from the number one player in the
been the defending champion for 2 years. Canas was able to break
his 41 match winning streak. After the match, Federer summarized, "I missed all
suspended for 15 months by the ATP Tour for doping. He claims it
was a mistake and has come back very motivated to return to the
top of the rankings. This surreal victory should boost his
confidence. It will most likely help other players to believe
that anything is possible.
This is the
second time in his career that Canas beat Federer. When asked
"How do you beat Roger Federer?", he responded, "I don't know.
The real thing is I don't know how I do it. But I think I played
play Carlos Moya (ESP) on Monday.
surprise was Lleyton Hewitt(AUS) losing to Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2. Hewitt is ranked #20 on the ATP Tour and
Tipsarevic is #100.